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The Son Avenger

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The Son Avenger

Volume IV of the Master of Hestviken

By Sigrid Undset

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679755524, 288pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 1995

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Powerfully written and filled with magnificent vignettes of the daily life of a medieval estate, The Son Avenger suggests a Greek tragedy whose vision of fate coexists with a Christian sense of suffering and forgiveness. And in the somber, twilight figure of Olav the Bad, Undset has created an antihero as moving as Oedipus or King Lear.
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